I walked briskly along the path
Ignoring the intricacies of the landscape
Little time spent in reflective pause
Every plant of foot already determined
The traveler’s road expanded endlessly ahead,
Expansive ground covered stretched abundantly behind
I thought little of the journey,
and dwelt, instead, on reaching goals
Untold treasures I passed by unknowingly
So focused on future, presently oblivious
But then, unexpectedly, I stumbled, fell.
And in my shock I looked –
saw around me once-missed beauty
I realized then that I’d missed
too much in hurrying toward future
So I’ve decided to enjoy moments
to discover gifts of being present.
*shared with Six Words Friday @ Melissa Camara Wilkins‘ Blog.